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    Default BJ City Mini Double\Twin Techno vs BJ City Select

    I’m expecting and am looking for a pram to ferry around a 20 month old and newborn. I was originally looking at side by side twin prams such as the BJ City Mini Double or the McLaren Twin Techno but have heard they are difficult to push (cos of the different weights in each seat) – is this true?
    Since I have widened my search beyond the lightweight side by side prams I have become very taken with the whole concept of the BJ City Select, its thoughtful features such as the side hand break, easy fold mechanism and the multitude of seating positions. The biggest selling factor to me is that I can lift the baby out the car in its capsule straight onto the pram and still have a full size seat for my 98 percentile toddler. I also like that both children can see out at the world rather than one getting hidden down the bottom of the pram.
    However, I do wonder if I will tire of lifting the much heavier City Select out of the car after 6 months and long for a nippy, lightweight side by side pram without all the gizmos? I do not want to buy two twin prams!!
    Any thoughts\advice?

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    Hi there,

    I have the Baby jogger City Select. I suggest you try your older child in the pram. As my 19 Month old looks to big for the pram ( Shes quite small too for her age) and the hood is on the highest setting. Also it is long with a new born and toddler.

    I do love the pram and happy with it. But i would keep your options open. I would be looking at the strider plus as well if your interested in the city select.

    What would you be using the pram for?

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    I wouldnt buy a side by side with uneven weights.

    Get something you can use as a double or single, phill & teds, strider, BJ city select, iCandy

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    The I candy pear is terribly inconvenient IMO. Alot of mucking around.

    I have the bh cityselect and I occasionally put my big 4 year old in the pram with my 16 month old and still don't have trouble pushing it. I don't find it inconvenient at all with the eight lifting it in and out of the car. Even onto trains and things like that. The only problem I would have with it is if I had to catch a bus. It would be too heavy to carry with a baby but I don't have that problem.' it's a great pram

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummy2lilly View Post


    What would you be using the pram for?
    I would mainly be using the pram for walks to the park, shopping centre trips and to pick my eldest son up from childcare. Along with the occasional trip to the zoo etc.

    Will take your advice and try my son in the pram first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3boysnpregnant View Post
    The I candy pear is terribly inconvenient IMO. Alot of mucking around.

    I have the bh cityselect and I occasionally put my big 4 year old in the pram with my 16 month old and still don't have trouble pushing it. I don't find it inconvenient at all with the eight lifting it in and out of the car. Even onto trains and things like that. The only problem I would have with it is if I had to catch a bus. It would be too heavy to carry with a baby but I don't have that problem.' it's a great pram
    Thanks. Good to know that it is easy to push -thats the main thing I'm looking for.

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    BJ City Mini Double are not difficult to push with one or two children in it.
    We have a 18mth and 4 mth olds and went with the City Mini,
    I was sold on the City Select but the seats didnt work for our life style.DS! is always out running around the park so pushing DS2 needs to be easy.

    The I candy pear is terribly inconvenient IMO. Alot of mucking around.

    Ive also heard this......

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    I have the ICandy and I Love it. I like it because its not as long or as wide as the BJCS or Strider. Plus many other reasons.

    However I wouldnt recommend it id your son is tall, especially at 20 months as the seats arent that big compared to other prams.

    I will only have a 16 month age gap. And DD is tiny (she still fit very comfotably in the smaller seat with heaps of room left)

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    I have the city mini single and with an age gap like that I would get the double as it will have heaps of room for your 20m old to grow.

    However I would be wanting the capsule adaptors or the bassinet (which I think you can use on the double?) as I am not comfortable with a newborn foward facing.

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    Hi, i am also looking at the BJCS. Im sold on it and have compared to others.
    Im just not sure which car seats in Aus will go with it? they have a list on their website but i haven't heard of half of them...
    Any ideas people who have this pram which car seats are compatible?
    Thanx


 

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